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Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.
The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists say.
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
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How far could Nigel Farage's UKIP actually go?
David Cameron says the by-elections show a big vote for UKIP could lead to Labour victory at next year's election.
The head of Europol's cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them.
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North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.
The women who come to the UK as brides but end up as slaves
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products
Composer Philip Glass tells the BBC that his aim is "to be a populist".
The rivalry between St Helens and Wigan adds an extra incentive as the sides prepare for Saturday's Super League Grand Final.
Mental health is still an issue that some people are reluctant to talk about despite the fact that one in four people will be affected in some way
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
Nasa scientists are turning to virtual reality to interact with their space robots.
How did a quirky BBC 2 cooking competition end up beating the X Factor in the ratings battle?
Premier League clubs introduce "mental health first aiders"
The United States has continued to carry out air-strikes against Islamic State positions around the Syrian town of Kobane, on the border with Turkey.
At least 300,000 householders in Northern Ireland will face rate rises as a result of moving into the new so-called super councils, according to figures from the Department of Finance.